PRE-OPERATIVE ADVICE

Your pet has been booked in for surgery, xray, dental or blood sample.

  • Your pet must be fasted from 8pm on the previous evening. Water should be available at all times.
  • In the morning before you arrive at the surgery, your dog should be taken out for a short walk so that they have the opportunity to go to the toilet.
  • They will be admitted at the surgery between 9am-9.30am in the morning. If you require an earlier admit time this can be arrangeed between 8am-9am.
  • Cats must be kept in overnight prior to any procedure.

A secure carrier must be brought for admitting your cat or small animal, and all dogs must be on a lead when entering the surgery.

When your pet is admitted you will be asked to sign a consent form for you pets procedure. The person signing the consent form must be over 18 years of age.

We must also have a contact number (preferably a mobile) to reach you during your pets stay in case the vet has any questions regarding your pets’ treatment.

We also offer a pre-anaesthetic blood analysis which checks the liver and kidney function prior to having an anaesthetic. This is recommended for cats and dogs over seven years of age but is also available for younger animals.

You will be asked to phone the surgery between 2-3pm on the day of your pets’ procedure to check progress and arrange a time for discharge. You may be asked to phone back later if your pet is still drowsy.

WHEN COLLECTING YOUR PET

Transport must also be arranged for collection of your pet if they have received any type of anaesthetic. Your dog may be too drowsy to walk home after anaesthetic or sedation.

If you have any questions about your pets’ procedure, please do not hesitate to telephone and speak to a member of staff.